This is a great charity event! I’ve been wanting to donate to this for years. (True story: back when I worked at a book distributor, there were two pallets of Nora Roberts and Iris Johansen paperbacks I was almost able to donate, but then there was an unfortunate incident involving a blizzard, an aging forklift and a propane tank… It didn’t end well.)
Anyway, this year I’m finally joining in with my humble donation:
Get your opening chapter into shape!
Get a critique of the first 25 pages of your novel manuscript, including personalized suggestions on how to polish this crucial part of your book.
Laurence MacNaughton is a writing coach and contributor to Writers’ Journal. He teaches fiction writing at YouCanWriteANovel.com.
Bidding opens on May 1st. There are plenty of wonderful prizes to be had, including one-on-one help from various bestselling authors, top literary agents and editors, all ready to help you get published in exchange for your much-needed donation to help fight diabetes.
I don’t think my modest listing has gone live yet, but when it does, I’ll put up a link. In the meantime, you can check out this very cool event here: